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Ph.D. - Physics University of Texas at Dallas - 1990
M.S. - Physics University of Texas at Dallas - 1985
B.S. - Physics North Texas State University - 1982
Ionospheric and magnetospheric electrodynamics
Space environment effects on human systems
Impact of Soft Electron Precipitation on the Thermospheric Neutral Mass Density During Geomagnetic Storms: GITM Simulations 2022 - Journal Article
Empirical Modeling of the Equatorward Boundary of Auroral Precipitation Using DMSP and DE 2 2019 - Journal Article
An Auroral Boundary-Oriented Model of Subauroral Polarization Streams (SAPS) 2018 - Journal Article
Driving of strong nightside reconnection and geomagnetic activity by polar cap flows: Application to CME shocks and possibly other situations 2018 - Journal Article
Mapping the South Atlantic Anomaly continuously over 27 years 2018 - Journal Article
WN4 variability in DMSP ion densities across season, solar cycle, and local time 2017 - Journal Article
Topside ionospheric response to solar EUV variability 2016 - Journal Article
Effects of modeled ionospheric conductance and electron loss on self-consistent ring current simulations during the 5-7 April 2010 storm 2015 - Journal Article
Professpr University of Texas at Dallas [2011–Present]
Associate Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2004–2011]
Senior Member of the Technical Staff The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA [1997–2004]
Member of the Technical Staff The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA [1992–1997]
NRC Research Associate Goddard Space Flight Center, Laurel, MD [1990–1992]
Research Scientist The University of Texas at Dallas [1990–2018]
Research Assistant The University of Texas at Dallas [1985–1990]
Teaching Assistant The University of Texas at Dallas [1984–1985]
Health Physics Technician Contracted to various nuclear power plants for outages: Arkansas Nuclear One, Three Mile Island, Oyster Creek, Trojan, San Onofre [1983–1984]
Global Distributions of the Characteristics of Auroral Particles
2009–2009Anderson, P. C. 2009. Paper presented at the Fall 2009 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, CA.
GPS Occultation Observations of Equatorial Scintillation: Dependence on Magnetic Field Orientation, Longitude, and Season
2008–2008Anderson, P. C. and and P. R. Straus. 2008. Paper presented at the 12th International Symposium on Equatorial Aeronomy, in Crete, Greece.
A Global Subauroral Electric Field Model
2008–2008Anderson, P. C. and W. R. Johnston. 2008. A Global Subauroral Electric Field Model. Paper presented at the Conference on Earth-Sun System Exploration: Energy Coupling Within and Between Plasma Regimes, January, 2008, in Kona, Hawaii.
Global Effects of Subauroral Electric Fields on the Thermosphere
2007–2007Anderson, P. C. 2007. Paper presented at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly, in Perugia, Italy.
Spacecraft Charging Hazards in Low Earth Orbit
2005–2005Anderson, P. C. 2005. Spacecraft Charging Hazards in Low Earth Orbit. Paper presented at the 9th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, April 2005, in Tsukuba, Japan.
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990 – 1992
Featured twice on the cover of Geophysical Research Letters: Anderson, P. C, D. Chenette, J. M. Quinn, M. Grande, and M. Carter. 1998. Energetic Auroral Electron Distributions Derived from Global X-ray Measurements and Comparison with in situ Particle Measurements. Geophys. Res. Let. 25: 4105-4108.
Anderson, P. C., D. L. McKenzie, L. R. Lyons, and M. Hairston. 2000. Global X-ray Observations of Magnetospheric Convection-Driven Auroral Disturbances. Geophys. Res. Let. 27: 3233-3236.
NASA Group Achievement Award, San Marco D/L Project, 1989 NASA Group Achievement Award, POLAR PIXIE Team, 1998 Member of NASA Geospace Missions Operations Working Group, 2006 – 2009
Member of Sigma Xi Science Research Society, 2005 – Present
Sigma Xi Science Research Society
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society
William R. Johnston, 5/09 The Role of the Plasmasphere in Radiation Belt Energization and Loss
The Response of the Ionosphere/Thermosphere System to Forcing by Atmospheric Waves, (PI)
$280K - NASA [2022/01–2024/12]
Response of the Ionosphere and Thermosphere to Geomagnetic Storms in the Mid to Low Latitudes, (PI)
$740K - NASA [2020/01–2023/12]
GEM: Subauroral Polarization Streams (SAPS): Stormtime Empirical Modeling, Database Generation and Comparison with RCM-E (PI)
$270K - NSF [2015/09–2020/09]
CEDAR:Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Irradiance Effects on the Coupled Ionosphere-Thermosphere System (PI)
$202K - NSF [2016/03–2021/02]
Next Generation Advances in Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling, (Co-I)
$1.5M - Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) [2016/09–2023/03]